Individual Psychology Quotes by Alfred Adler

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Individual Psychology Quotes

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous. – Individual Psychology Quotes by Alfred Adler

A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority, and you must deal with him from that point of view.

Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.

Follow your heart but take your brain with you. – Individual Psychology Quotes by Alfred Adler

Imperfect preparation gives rise to the thousand-fold forms that express physical and mental inferiority and insecurity.

It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.

Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.

Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted

Nobody adopts antisocial behaviour unless they fear that they will fail if they remain on the social side of life.

Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy. – Individual Psychology Quotes by Alfred Adler

The chief danger in life is taking too many precautions.

The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.

The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.

There is a Law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.

There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure.

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. – Individual Psychology Quotes by Alfred Adler

We are not determined by our experiences, but are self-determined by the meaning we give to them; and when we take particular experiences as the basis for our future life, we are almost certain to be misguided to some degree. Meanings are not determined by situations. We determine ourselves by the meanings we ascribe to situations.

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority. – Individual Psychology Quotes by Alfred Adler

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